Stuff That's Real (That You Didn't Know Was Real) But Also Is Cool
Don’t Dip Your Toe in That // The Earth Is Hollow!
March 23, 2022
There are a lot of theories out there about what lies beneath the surface of our planet, but one of the most popular is the Hollow Earth theory. This theory suggests that the Earth is actually hollow, and that there is a world inside of it that is populated by strange creatures. Some people believe that this inner world is actually the Garden of Eden, and that it is where humanity originated. Others believe that it is a parallel universe, or even the home of aliens. There is no scientific evidence to support any of these claims, but that hasn't stopped people from believing in them. And in more disgusting news, this is the story of the Sourtoe Cocktail, a drink served in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. The cocktail is made with a human toe, and the drinker must allow the toe to touch their lips in order to finish the drink. The toe is preserved in salt, and the cocktail is served with a shot of whiskey. ### - -
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